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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
My letter to Sylvia:
Sylvia (16) want's to get emancipated. She want's to get emancipated because she says she has "a lack of freedom, a college boyfriend, and is forced to share a room with her sister." Sylvia wants to get emancipated. Legally independent from her parents for these reasons.
Although this is what Sylvia wants to do; I have to disagree with her choices. Sylvia needs to be financially independent and have a stable job before getting emancipated. She's going to have to pay for food, rent, school etc. Plus you can't get a job with a high school degree that can pay for all of those needs. Chances are, Sylvia also still needs her family's support. She's still young and needs support emotionally, financially etc. Getting emancipated is also very hard to do. It's a long legal process that can be lengthy and complicated. I really don't think it's worth it.
My opinion and advice for Sylvia is too just wait. Don't get too ahead of yourself. If this is what you really want then just wait until your 18. Only 2 years. Sylvia should just try to make compromises with her family and work on communication and letting them know her needs. She should try getting a job and learn how to financially support herself before doing anything drastic like emancipation. If her college boyfriend really loves her and wants whats best for her then he will wait for her and support her no matter the circumstances.
In conclusion. I think Sylvia's reasoning to be emancipated is poor. Unless your parentals are abusive or neglect you, I would just stay put. Deal with your issues and move on. Poor kids in Africa would love to share a room with their sister/have a lack of freedom and a college boyfriend. Be grateful for the things in your life that you do appreciate. Sylvia needs to be mature and wait. In closing it is what best of Sylvia and her future.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Have you ever had a problem with your sibling(s)? Do you have a problem telling them to not touch your stuff? Do they break your stuff? Are you frustrated and want to yell at them? Well from breaking stuff to yelling emancipation may be the answer.
Emancipation is pretty much divorcing your parents from you at a young age and living on your own. Your need for food, shelter, clothing and money become something that is necessary. Your parents may become worried but just get a place to stay and the worrying will cease. Just maybe you can live with a family member till you get a steady job. Steady jobs are hard to find but when you find one you need to work hard to keep it.
There is a girl named Sylvia who has a problem with her sister. She is sixteen and thinks it better if she got emancipated. Her sister doesn’t know what personal means. And is always getting into Sylvia’s stuff. Sylvia’s sister needs to learn the boundaries and Sylvia needs to make a smart choice.
Should Sylvia get emancipated or not? She should at least try to straighten things out with her sister. If her sister doesn’t agree. She can just ask to be moved or move in with an aunt before even considering emancipation. Emancipation is a big question and sixteen is not an educated age I know. But if Sylvia sets parameters and her sister doesn’t follow them then she should consider emancipation.
Loss of family ,loss of shelter and loss of money are all downsides to being emancipated. Emancipation should be for the grown up to decide. Sylvia is only sixteen and she thinks she knows everything. Sylvia is ruining her life and the life of her family by being emancipated. So from lack of personal freedom to her age(16) to not enough personal space Sylvia is left to decide whether emancipation is a good choice or not.